October, 2010

8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I'm often asked if there is a simple test that can be used to quickly determine an executive's

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4 Secrets For A Strong Mind « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Mental toughness is an important characteristic in our heroes. The reality is, you and I must also be strong-minded if we are to overcome the obstacles we meet every day. Jim Rockford was a hero who pushed the limits

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Strategic Diversification - success depends on execution !

Sidd Gavirneni

The classic lesson in most MBA programs is that diversifying into unknown territories - whether it be a new venture, a new product line, or a new market - will decrease shareholder value. I do not completely agree

7 Ways To Lead Without Uttering A Single Word

Terry Starbucker

There is much written about the words leaders need to use, both in speech and on paper, to be effective. Words are certainly important, but there are are other, more subtle messages that leaders send every day through their actions (or

Introducing Our New Team Excellence Assessment


How does your team stack up to a world-class heart transplant team? How about a business team noted for breakthrough innovation? How does your team compare to a national champion football team? Or a women's championship lacrosse team

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Touch More, Do Better

Tony Mayo

Professor Dacher Keltner shares insights from the new science of touch. How touch increases confidence, cooperation, and participation. Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life Share it

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The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and that you are enjoying all the beauty the fall season has to offer! I like to start off each week by rounding up five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development

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Poison in the Pantry

Chris Brady

Poison1 I receive many emails covering a broad range of topics almost every day. Many deserve no more than a few second glance or a quick chuckle. Every now and then, however, I'll come across something that stops me in my tracks

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Become a Question Collector

Kevin Eikenberry

On a teleseminar for our future Remarkable Leadership Certified Coaches and Resellers (if that thought intrigues you, let us know and we will tell you about the benefits and when the next session starts) last night I urged them to

Leadership and Opportunity | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Opportunity and timing are inexorably linked. So much so, that if you don't think timing is everything

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Five Traits that Define Clutch Performers

Coaching Tip


Encourage Employees to Talk More

Tony Mayo

I remember a professor in business school telling us the story of how an “efficiency expert” had reduced productivity. The expert did a classic time and motion study of some programmers. He noticed that the programmers not only spent a

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Possibility Maximizer: Rainmaker Group Resources

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Friday and welcome to the month of October! I have found myself traveling more and more as of late helping Clients to Maximize Possibility in their organizations and am coming up a little short on time this week to put together a

How to Tell If a Conflict is Good or Bad | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

Not all conflict is bad. Sometimes it can be good. Here are three ways you can tell the difference

A Halloween Leadership Challenge

Kevin Eikenberry

In the next couple of days you will see people of all ages dressed in costumes. Perhaps you will even don one yourself. Whether you are staying home and handing out the goodies, or hosting or going to a Halloween party

Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Given that many of you have just completed your Q3 board meetings, or are prepping for Q4, I thought it

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Fairness – Treat Others with Respect

Your Voice of Encouragement

It's easy to judge or criticize people whose backgrounds or opinions differ from ours. But you can learn from everyone you encounter when you show them consideration and courtesy

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Unleashing Employees

Tony Mayo

I advocate leadership that allows employees to contribute, create, and grow. I have several articles on this blog detailing the costs of micro-management and the benefits of treating employees as adults (click here to read them

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The 10,000-Hour Rule - In Malcolm Gladwell's Book, "Outliers"

Building Personal Strength

Two common themes among many of my blog posts are. Performance, achievement and success are the result of competence, motivation, resources and personal strength. Competence and personal strength involve behavior patterns, which must be ingrained in the brain through substantial repetition.

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Using the DISC Model: How to Create Stress for Other People | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

If you really want to stress someone out, just use these tactics in your communications with them

The New Leadership Challenge - Removing Barriers To Performance

Six Disciplines

Leadership – No Talent Required | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth While not all leaders will develop their talents and abilities to the same level, all successful

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Leadership Costumes

Kevin Eikenberry

In the United States Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays of the year – with total spending expected to be $5.85 billion dollars this year. Along with the candy, pumpkin and decorations, costumes are a key component of

Excellence Begets Excellence

Chris Brady

IMG_1939 "He is lucky," they say. Had some good breaks," say others. Yup, knew the right people." Plus, he was at the right place at the right time." These are the excuses people make vocally about others who've succeeded

Top Tip: Master ONE Skill at a Time

Your Voice of Encouragement

"Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." - Bruce Lee, Chinese actor

Three Actions You Can Take to De-escalate Conflicts | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

Learn to apply these three actions and you can often de-escalate common conflict situations

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Graph Gross Margin

Tony Mayo

My executive coaching clients and readers of this blog have found my quick and easy Trailing Twelve Month tool very useful. You can download the Excel spreadsheet for free here. I also encourage my CEO clients to keep a close eye on

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Ludwig Von Mises - Morals over Money

Orrin Woodward

Character is not a binary switch, meaning one cannot divide people into two Manichean groups, one with character and the other without. Instead, think of character, less like an on/off switch and more like the spectrum of colors

Twelve Programs for Creating Remarkable Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Most organizations I know are always looking for ways to develop their leaders. Many approaches are taken. They buy books (like Remarkable Leadership). They look for innovative approaches (like the Remarkable Leadership Learning System

What Aristotle Said about Personal Strength

Building Personal Strength

The term "personal strength" is relatively new. It evolved from the phrase "character strength," which is a closely related, but culturally loaded and more limiting concept. It's interesting to note, however, that wise people were talking about aspects of personal strength over 2,000 years ago.

5 Questions That Help You Learn from Experience

Your Voice of Encouragement

Not long ago I was at an out-of-town conference that included an evening networking event. All of us in the room had 60 seconds to introduce ourselves and explain how our product or service could benefit the others

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Customer Service Gratitude

Modern Servant Leader


Podcasts, Webcasts, Articles on Employee Engagement and Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Tomorrow I will be doing a podcast interview with Rena Reese on her Soul Salon program. We will be talking about Connection Cultures, employee engagement, employee motivation and other ideas in Fired Up or Burned Out

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Conflict - The Five Steps to.

Orrin Woodward

Over the years, I have, through reading books and studying great leaders, developed a five step pattern to resolve conflict. Conflict will occur, whether its addressed and resolved, or not addressed and festering is up to the leaders in

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